From the Principal

Welcome to Baron DeKalb Elementary School's website, home of the Soaring Eagles! We strive each day to make this a wonderful place for our students to learn and to grow.

Parents, we appreciate your commitment and dedication to the students and staff. Together we can make a positive difference, as we continue to soar to success at BDK.

I welcome your comments and suggestions. Please call me at 803-432-2483 or you may email me at

A small school with a big heart where everyone excels!

Baron DeKalb Elementary


Baron DeKalb Elementary School is to provide our diverse learning community with a safe place for students to become responsible citizens by partnering with families and providing a rigorous and challenging academic foundation.


At Baron DeKalb Elementary, we understand that our efforts make the difference. Therefore, we pledge to be effective, focused, friendly, optimistic, and we will rigorously teach for success.


A small school with a BIG heart where everyone excels!

School Recognitions

Soaring Beyond Expectations - Enhancing Quality in the 21st Century

Exemplary Writing
Program Award
2011 - 2014

Honor Roll SIC
2011 and 2012

2012 Winner of the
Dick and Tunky Riley
Award for SIC Excellence

2007- 2010
 2010 - 2013

SDE Silver Award Recipient
for Closing the Achievement Gap

State Board of Education Civic Organizations
Volunteer Award (PTO)

2004 - 2011
E.S.E.A Report Card Grades
2012   A   91.0
2013   A   96.2
2014   A   98.8

Daily Announcements

eChalk Parent Accounts

Parents of elementary school students can register for an eChalk Parent Account at  (All parents must create a new account for the 2013-14 School Year.)

Middle & high school students require a District ID number, which you will receive in a letter from the school that will be sent home soon.  This information will allow parents to access the student's homework schedule and view class pages directly.

Additional information on eChalk Parent Accounts - including a video walk-through - are available on the district website at

Upcoming Events

Mon, Dec 15 - Thu, Dec 18
Santa's Shop

Friday, December 19
Half day for students

Thursday, December 25
Merry Christmas

AR Book Finder

A list of the books that we have tests for in the Baron Dekalb library can be found at AR Bookfinder.

Box Tops for Education

Help us earn money with box tops in a whole new way!  Click on the Box Top to find out more!